Are you a born leader? Nike is now ready to present the 6th and penultimate chapter of the story of Cristiano Ronaldo - named “Born Leader”, focusing on Ronaldo's role as team captain on the Portuguese national team. Ronaldo made his debut for Portugal on the 6th February 2007, the day after his 22nd birthday. With every cap for the national team, Ronaldo makes an even bigger mark on football history, as the captain with the most caps. Even when being injured and unable to perform on the pitch, he has the ability to push his fellow countrymen forward to glory - best shown by his on/off pitch performance during the final at the 2016 European Championship, which Portugal won.
Nike has decided that CR7 chapter 6’s colours should be inspired by the Portuguese legacy as a maritime nation, along the African and South American coasts - being reflected in the azure blue. The C representing the captain, is shown encapsulated by an armillary sphere - an astronomical device. The pattern on the boot matches that on the national shirt, also featuring the Portuguese cross.
• Chapter 6: Born Leader – sixth chapter on the CR7 football journey • Signature collection for the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo
• Synthetic upper
Full synthetic upper - single piece upper
The upper is made from a single piece of synthetic material, being extremely flexible. It features microtexture for an improved grip on the ball, when moving in high speed. The design covers the entire boot and you foot, following the movements of your foot - creating a feel of a second layer of skin, a truly unique fit and incomprehensible level of comfort. The upper has been treated with ACC (All Conditions Control). ACC is a coating that enhances the touch and control of the football, in all weather conditions. The inside of the boot has been lined with high quality material. In the heel area it is lined with suede like material, that ensures an improved lockdown. Perforation in this area also adds to the breathability.
Dynamic Fit Collar for the optimum fit
The Dynamic Fit Collar the sock like material, that covers your ankle. This extension of the boot makes the boot and leg feel like one. You get support and a tight fit, with a minimum of restriction. Thereby enhancing your awareness. The Dynamic Fit Collar is fitted with a pull tab, to enable easy entry.
Re-engineered outsole for superior grip
The outsole is made with a two piece configuration, that reflects that shape of your feet. They are placed under the heel and the front foot, respectively. This configuration is all about offering the right mix of flexibility and responsiveness - resulting in the maximum power output. The insole is thin and designed to offer cushioning and stop slipping.
Stud configuration for acceleration and deceleration.
In the modern version of the beautiful game, much is decided by your ability to run fast and change direction quickly. But equally important is the ability to stop quickly. Using advanced computing, Nike engineered a new stud configuration. Pressure point and flow of power were mapped, different studs and shapes were tested and analyzed. Eventually Nike came up with the ideal combination of placement and shape. They have been slightly angled for improved grip, both when acceleration and change of direction. Equally effective when stopping.